The fate of plans to build a 305-home neighbourhood in Binfield is set to be decided at Bracknell Forest Council this week – as nearby residents fear the development would bring a huge increase in traffic and a strain on services.

Developers Persimmon Homes want to build the neighbourhood at Amen Corner South, just west of Bracknell, spanning the border with Wokingham.

The proposed development is for 305 dwellings, including a total of 12 apartment blocks across the site, comprising a range of one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom houses.

In their plans submitted to the council, Persimmon Homes said the proposed site, between London Road and Berkshire Way, is currently “informal and unmanaged scrubland.” It would be accessed from the already existing road North View.

But residents of nearby houses have written in to object, worried that the 305 new homes would bring much more congestion to the roads – and more demand on local services.

Council officers recommended that councillors approve the plans at a meeting of the council’s planning committee that is set to take place on Thursday, August 17.

Their report to the meeting says the plans would “result in no adverse impacts upon the amenity of both existing and future occupiers.”